Finance Year In Industry

Entry Requirement

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:1 in any degree subject.

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Finance Year In Industry

Working alongside some of the most respected finance professionals in the industry, you’ll gain valuable experience across a range of disciplines, such as reporting and analysis and periodic accounting, you could even be considered for our graduate scheme.

If understanding how you impact the wider business matters to you.
You matter to us.

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Finance Year in Industry

Our 2024 Finance Year In Industry is now closed for applications. You can register your interest for our 2025 programme below.

Start Date: September 2025

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What you’ll be doing

The choice is yours. Take either one 12-month placement or two 6-month placements, working as an Assistant Management Accountant or an Assistant Financial Accountant. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in experience days, site visits and shadowing.

At the end of your placement, we’ll ask you to put together a short presentation to reflect on your experiences and help improve the scheme for future intakes. If you would like to be considered for the following year’s graduate scheme, we’ll invite you for an interview.

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Who you are matters

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:1 in any degree subject.

We’re looking for hardworking, driven individuals with an analytical mindset and a flair for finance. You should be enthusiastic about your work, enjoy collaborating with others and be confident in communicating with people of all levels.

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What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and receive coaching from senior staff.

We invest in our placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the 12-months, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to work in Finance at Network Rail. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

We matter to millions. You could too.